Tim Boswell MP, Daventry

voted ambiguously on the policy

Homosexuality - Equal rights

by scoring 51.2% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectTim BoswellPolicy vote
Commons22 Jun 1998Crime and Disorder Bill — Reduction of Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts to 16 MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 1999Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority
Commons10 Feb 1999Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Clause 1 — Age of Consent for Homosexual Acts MajorityMajority
Commons1 Mar 1999Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill — Third Reading MajorityMajority
Commons10 Feb 2000Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill MajorityMajority
Commons5 Jul 2000Local Government Bill [Lords] - Prohibition on promotion of homosexuality: bullying minorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectTim BoswellPolicy vote
Commons24 Oct 2001Relationships (Civil Registration) absentMajority
Commons29 Oct 2001Adoption and Children Bill (Programme) — Consideration and Third Reading minorityMajority
Commons16 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [2nd Allotted Day] — Applications for adoption minorityMajority
Commons20 May 2002Adoption and Children Bill — [3rd Allotted Day] — Clause 131 — General interpretation, etc. minorityMajority
Commons4 Nov 2002Adoption and Children Bill — Suitability Of Adopters minorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — New Clause 11 — Repeal of Section 2A of Local Government Act 1986 minorityMajority
Commons10 Mar 2003Local Government Bill — Maintain Prohibition on Promotion of Homosexuality (Section 28) absentMajority (strong)
Commons25 May 2004Gender Recognition Bill — Allow Marriages to Remain Valid If They Become a Same Sex Marriage Majorityminority (strong)
Commons12 Oct 2004Civil Partnership Bill [Lords] MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons9 Nov 2004Categories of civil partners other than same sex couples MajorityMajority
Commons9 Nov 2004Civil Partnerships Bill [Lords] — Third Reading MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectTim BoswellPolicy vote
Commons19 Mar 2007Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations absentMajority (strong)
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires father and mother — rejected absentMajority
Commons20 May 2008Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill — Fertility treatment requires male role model — rejected absentMajority
HouseDateSubjectLord Boswell of AynhoPolicy vote
no votes listed

How the number is calculated

The MP's votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, no points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, no points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.

Questions about this formula can be discussed on the forum.

No of votesPointsOut of
Most important votes (50 points)   
MP voted with policy2100100
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent250100
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy66060
MP voted against policy5050
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*336
Total:213416

*Pressure of other work means MPs or Lords are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.

agreement score
MP's points
total points
 = 
213
416
 = 51.2 %.


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